I was contemplating buying Model Co. Fiber Lash, but having looked at some of the mixed reviews, I came to the conclusion that I just couldn’t warrant paying €30 for it. On top of that, given the fact that mascara should be discarded after 3 – 6 months, I find it very difficult to pay big bucks for the stuff! So I’m always looking for a good reasonably priced mascara that won’t have me in tears when I have to chuck it!
In my hunt for something more sensibly priced, I came across a product I haven’t used in years and was surprised but delighted to see that it still exists; Maybelline XXL Pro Volume & Length Microfibre mascara. This stuff is great! It really does lengthen lashes but I don’t think it really thickens my lashes.
That said I do like the fact that Maybelline XXL Pro does produce more natural looking eyelashes that look like they are naturally long and have had a light coating of mascara and not a big heavy load. The attached photo (sorry about the quality!) compares Maybelline XXL (on right) to L’Oreal’s new 4D architect mascara (on left). I have no other makeup on and I didn’t use an eyelash curler, I also have pretty short lashes see my L’Oreal 4D mascara v no mascara image in my post review on L’Oreal 4D Mascara if you don’t believe me! I think the results speak for themselves.
Application: Similar to Model Co Fiber Lash, Maybelline XXL Pro applies in 2 steps:
- Step 1: apply the white micro-fiber basecoat
- follow up immediately with step 2 – DON’T allow it to dry
- Step 2: apply the topcoat to produce thicker looking lashes
This product is safe for contact lens users, and is also available in a waterproof formula. I reckon it is probably every bit as good as some of its more expensive counterparts and your eyes won’t water at the price tag either – €12.99.
You might like to know, that sadly, Maybelline test on animals 😦
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